Becoming genuine muleteers for a day we’ll relive the donkey trails where these animals worked carrying salt from the Gerri salt mines to markets further afield. Along the way we’ll go through spots steeped in legends and enjoy the same scenery beheld by the writers Camilo José Cela and Josep Maria Espinàs in 1956, and fifty years later by Núria Garcia Quera. From the charming village of Gerri de la Sal we take the traditional path to the famous Romanesque hermitage of Mare de Déu d’Arboló before following the path as far as the village of Baro under the shade of trees along the river bank.
Duration: half day
Ascent (approx): 150 m
Distance (approx): 6 Km
Recommended season: all year round
- Catalan donkey to carry baggage/equipment for every 4 people. Donkey guide
- Transfer from the end of the route back to the start point
- A Ramat de Camins souvenir
- Basic insurance
Prices in the region of
2 people – 120€ per person
3 people – 85€ per person
4 people – 65€ per person
Basic itinerary (variations available, according to clients’ needs and preferences):
- Route: Gerri de la Sal – Mare de Déu d’Arboló – Baro. As we discover the Gerri salt mines we’ll learn about the important role of salt muleteers, the Santa Maria monastery and the Mare de Déu d’Arboló hermitage (one of the main popular gatherings in the local area is held here every year).